Felix Wozniak, age 94, of Cokato, died Saturday, July 22, 2006.
He was born May 18, 1912 in Silver Lake, the son of John and Barbara (Pavlak) Wozniak.
Felix honorably served his country in the United States Navy.
He was joined in holy marriage to Marion Sand Aug. 19, 1944 in Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage with five sons.
Felix and Marion engaged in dairy farming for many years in Stockholm Township, Wright County. Marion preceded her husband in death July 18, 1998.
Felix was a faithful member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake.
Besides farming, he also engaged in barn building for many years.
He belonged to American Legion Post 141, and to The Farmers’ Union.
Felix enjoyed woodworking, tinkering with things, playing cards, Wednesday night bingo, and attending auctions. He played the harmonica, violin and concertina.
He is survived by sons, David (Carol) of Clayton, Wis., Ed of Florence, Miss., John (Kathy) of Annandale, Leonard (Sandy) of Cokato, and Richard (Kathy) of Dassel; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Elaine Wozniak of Cokato; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife, Felix was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Annette; two brothers, Mike and Louie Wozniak; and two sisters, Cecelia Kaczmarek and Helen Pavlish.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Monsignor Eugene L. Lozinski was the celebrant. Alice Nowak was the organist, and also sang “Serdeczna Matko.” Interment was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Visitation took place Tuesday, July 25 at the Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake from 4 to 8 p.m., with recitation of the rosary at 4:30 p.m., and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.
Honorary casket bearers were Felix’s granddaughters: Jennifer Holm, Kari Hegg, Stacy Spurzem, and Robyn and Katie Wozniak.
Casket bearers were his grandsons: D.J., Jeff, Scott, Todd, Curt, Tony, Mat, and Joe Wozniak.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake served the family.
Herald Journal / Enterprise Dispatch